Mothers in Crisis

UNFPA emergency birth kits provide pregnant women in emergency settings with the tools they need to give birth. Read more on how UNFPA helps moms in crises!

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UNFPA’s work providing life-saving care to Rohingya refugees

What is the Rohingya Crisis? August 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Rohingya refugee crisis. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group from the Rakhine state in Myanmar, a Buddhist majority country. They are not recognized as their own ethnic group by Myanmar, are unable to gain citizenship…

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Freetown- A look into sexual and reproductive health in Sierra Leone

Photographer Robbie Lawrence sheds light on sexual and reproductive health in Sierra Leone. Lawrence captured photos in Freetown after three years of an Ebola outbreak.

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7 Ways Safe Spaces Help Rohingya Women in Bangladesh’s Refugee Camps

Over 1.3 million people have fled persecution in Myanmar for nearby Bangladesh. About one-quarter of those migrants are women and girls of reproductive age.   Over the last year, UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, has supported 20 women-friendly safe spaces, which provide care to women and…

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Violence Against Women – How UNFPA is working to end gender-based violence

Violence against women and girls is all too common. 1 in 3 women will experience sexual or physical abuse by a partner at some point in their lives. 1 in 5 women were sexually abused as children.   Acts of violence – meant to control how women act and limit their freedom to attain…

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Statement on the United States Decision to Again Withhold Funding from UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes with regret the determination by the United States of America to withhold funds from UNFPA for the third consecutive year. UNFPA has not yet seen the evidence to justify the serious claims made against its work. UNFPA does…

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What does UNFPA stand for?

What does UNFPA stand for? Test your knowledge and take our quizzes to see how much you know about UNFPA and how they ensure women’s reproductive health and rights all over the world!

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Ending Female Genital Mutilation: 5 Communities and Countries Leading the Way

Every year, more than 3 million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). That means that right now there 200 million survivors of FGM in the world and the number is growing.

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5 ways female genital mutilation undermines the health of women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I have met many women who have suffered tremendously during labour,” said Dr. Kenza Aden, a general practitioner in Djibouti. This is because most of her patients – like about 78 per cent of girls and women aged 15-49 in Djibouti – have undergone female…

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5 Examples of Men Standing Up for Women’s Rights around the World

How Men Stand Up for Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. Learn how men are supporting women, promoting gender equality, and ending harmful behaviors.

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